About recording this time
First, we were to have only Slovakian engineer to record. The language or the custom is uncommon for us, so we had a Japanese engineer to go with us for insurance.
I asked several acquaintances and requested Mr. Murakami who is an engineer famous for rock music. He knows about 1bit high quality recording system and also Pro Tools very much. He has experienced much abroad and has achievement of being awarded the GOLDDISK prize of TOTO (American rock band).
He has achievement, but never looks at score at all (surely he cannot read?). I thought it is interesting enough as a plan to confront engineer of rock line with engineer specialized in genuine classical music. We recorded for whole two days and entrusted the work, which take to choose, where to edit, and how to make sound, to them.
I was so surprised to here the results! “How different they are.” Every take, tempo, tone, and sound that they chose was different.
In conclusion, we decided to release Murakami’s version. Because though he never looked at score he discarded pieces of not good performance and choose the take that tempo or sound is my taste and ensemble is neat.
In these days it is common manner to record by multi-track using Pro Tools also in classical scene. But this time he recorded to 2CH at one time and mixed on the spot. It’s the version of stereo direct recording to high quality 1 bit recorder.
CD records as digital data of sound every 1/44,100 second, but 1 bit recorder divides sound every 1/5,600,000 second. The speed is 128 times.
The ability of time analysis is marvelous, once I hear to be surprised at its amazement, and I was captured.
I was driven by an impulse to release as it is, but I leave it in the future.
I am the conductor that knows the raw sound on the spot best, and that in the special seat, and I am so satisfied with this album.
2010. June. Conductor Noriaki Kitamura